Santa Cruz Bicycles Introduces the New Tallboy

Today, Santa Cruz Bicycles is introducing the new Tallboy 5 – their aggressive short travel 29″ bike. While it retains much of its original disposition and its geometry goes relatively unchanged, there are a few tweaks which are pointed out below…

Details Santa Cruz Tallboy

  • 29″ wheels front and rear
  • XS-XXL
  • VPP Suspension
  • 130mm front travel (compatible with 140mm) / 120mm rear travel
  • Threaded bottom bracket
  • Boost spacing
  • Glovebox internal storage
  • Proportionate chainstay lengths
  • Santa Cruz Universal Derailleur hanger
  • Lifetime warranty


Perhaps the biggest story with the new bike – and all of the new bikes from SCB lately, is the addition of Glovebox – their internal downtube storage.

Eliot Jackson approved…


The geometry did not under a huge amount of changes, but the Tallboy does have proportionate chainstays, in lieu of an actual chainstay length adjustment.


In short, due to some slight tweaks to the kinematics, the Tallboy becomes a little more linear and a bit more forgiving…

Specs and pricing

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